'Tired' hotel; excellent staff
Posted Dec 20, 2016
The room we booked had a bathroom which was excessively hot; the radiator could not be turned off. We were quickly moved to a more expensive room but charged the same rate, and offered a free round of drinks at dinner. The staff were very helpful, and the manager came along to apologise. Obviously would have been more of a problem to move us in season.
The hotel appears to have been run down somewhat - single-glazed windows, decor a bit old, showers feeble. The current manager had only started less than 4 months ago, and assuming the previous incumbent knew they were going it is not surprising investment has been lacking. In our (second) room there was a notice on one of the windows asking us not to open it. The bedding was fine, as were the tea- and coffee-making facilities.
The food was very acceptable, if nothing special (although the steak was better than average - I had it twice). Alternatives in the town singularly uninspiring! (Out of season, of course, and we didn't look at other hotels; didn't see any restaurants).